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11 minutes ago, drdrake said:

The big difference between Gws and us they have better skills with ball in hand. 

Yes the introduced being harder at the contest, but there ball movement was much better then ours especially late in the season.

Agree on the first part - they have more highly skilled kicks for sure. I'll be really curious to see if they look to get the Colt and Windsor in early to address our kicking issues.  

Partially agree on the second, but it depends what you mean by ball movement.

Ball movement wasn't our issue. We were in the top three in terms of transitioning the ball from the back half but as we all know that broke down with the kick inside 50 and/or inncaruacy.

The Giants have better kicks and hit a higher percentage of their inside 50 kicks. A good example of that was our loss to them in the Alice.

We absolutely  smashed them for indie 50s but could take our chances. The super skilled Josh Kelly won them the game with a sublime kick in the rain from 60 metres. 

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22 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

Incredibly frustrating to read about, listen to, think about etc

Somebody get me a Xanax

 

If your old enough. A cup of tea and a bex 

never liked either. But partial to the good lie down

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Somehow, we managed to average around 90 points per game last year. 

That's about three points less than top spot. We finished clear top 4. 

Our highest losing margin was by under five goals to Essendon over in Adelaide.

Seven out of our eight other losses for the season were by less than two goals. 

Much of that with a severely depleted forward line. 

As an MFC fan, the Demons are always incredibly frustrating to watch. 

Supporters of other clubs are also entitled to their opinions. 

The dysfunctional forward-line narrative is getting a bit much though. 

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I just watched the clip and heard this from Kane: “there’s no real star-power in that line-up”.

- We’ve had 2x top 10 finishers from in the Brownlow Medal in each of the last 3 years

- we’ve had an AFLCA player of the year in the last 3 years

- we’ve had a Norm Smith Medallist in the last 3 years

- we’ve had a player kick 6 in a grand final in the last 3 years

*none of the above includes Max Gawn, Kossie Pickett or Steven May.

Old mate shares some truths sometimes but you really have to sift through a lot of sewerage to find them. 

 

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23 minutes ago, The Jackson FIX said:

I just watched the clip and heard this from Kane: “there’s no real star-power in that line-up”.

- We’ve had 2x top 10 finishers from in the Brownlow Medal in each of the last 3 years

- we’ve had an AFLCA player of the year in the last 3 years

- we’ve had a Norm Smith Medallist in the last 3 years

- we’ve had a player kick 6 in a grand final in the last 3 years

*none of the above includes Max Gawn, Kossie Pickett or Steven May.

Old mate shares some truths sometimes but you really have to sift through a lot of sewerage to find them. 

 

No real star power! No wonder I didn’t listen 

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8 hours ago, Winners at last said:

Are you talking about me?

Nope, just reiterating that after our straight sets debacles in 22/23 that unless we win the flag this year, we will be more incredibly difficult to watch. I'll go further and say that if the same thing happens again, heads will role Big Time!

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22 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

The lack of bounce from half back, the lack of speed and class through the midfield and the ordinary forward line have all been issues the last 2 years.

We slipped from hard nose defending with a dynamic attacking game to something more like Ross Lyon ball the last 2 years.

It's certainly something that has to change.

People like you believe every myth out there, in the first 10 rounds when the team was kicking at 60% at goal, we averaged more then Collingwood, the difference between Melbourne having a high scoring and a low score came down to goal kicking accuracy, our lowest A/W score against GWS, we kicked 5 goals 15, you are the one who always thinks the demons are slower then other teams, no matter who is on the list 

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The amount of absolute gob****e about the Pies is ridiculous. GWS are far better to watch. All about the clicks though.

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4 hours ago, marieisademon said:

People like you believe every myth out there, in the first 10 rounds when the team was kicking at 60% at goal, we averaged more then Collingwood, the difference between Melbourne having a high scoring and a low score came down to goal kicking accuracy, our lowest A/W score against GWS, we kicked 5 goals 15, you are the one who always thinks the demons are slower then other teams, no matter who is on the list 

Hmmm why did we lose that accuracy? Could it be because we had no bounce from half back and always went up and down the same wing meaning we always attacked a congested forward line and then had shots from tight angles or from distance?

And why have our coaches pushed aggressive run and corridor footy this preseason? Maybe they’ve seen what Collingwood, Brisbane and GWS are doing and think we need to catch up. 

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Hmmm why did we lose that accuracy? Could it be because we had no bounce from half back and always went up and down the same wing meaning we always attacked a congested forward line and then had shots from tight angles or from distance?

And why have our coaches pushed aggressive run and corridor footy this preseason? Maybe they’ve seen what Collingwood, Brisbane and GWS are doing and think we need to catch up. 

I don't know why you follow the sees, you are so negative and hate everything about how we play, but yoithe master of negative 

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I just watched the Dee v Swans game we were 17 down in the third when Fritta went off with a foot issue then Jake Melksham did his knee and hobbled off. No Petty no Melks, no TMac no BBB and JVR helping Max in the ruck. Fritta came back on and kicked three superb goals, we ground them down and kicked the last 5 goals of the game and run out 22 point winners. It wasn’t pretty but gutsy tough never give in footy, commentators were willing Swans to win and claim a home final in front of a packed home crowd. But we said NO.!!!

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7 hours ago, DeeZone said:

I just watched the Dee v Swans game we were 17 down in the third when Fritta went off with a foot issue then Jake Melksham did his knee and hobbled off. No Petty no Melks, no TMac no BBB and JVR helping Max in the ruck. Fritta came back on and kicked three superb goals, we ground them down and kicked the last 5 goals of the game and run out 22 point winners. It wasn’t pretty but gutsy tough never give in footy, commentators were willing Swans to win and claim a home final in front of a packed home crowd. But we said NO.!!!

We followed that game up with?

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10 hours ago, DeeZone said:

I just watched the Dee v Swans game we were 17 down in the third when Fritta went off with a foot issue then Jake Melksham did his knee and hobbled off. No Petty no Melks, no TMac no BBB and JVR helping Max in the ruck. Fritta came back on and kicked three superb goals, we ground them down and kicked the last 5 goals of the game and run out 22 point winners. It wasn’t pretty but gutsy tough never give in footy, commentators were willing Swans to win and claim a home final in front of a packed home crowd. But we said NO.!!!

That was one of our great wins of recent memory given Sydney had a home final at stake and we had 4th place locked up and therefore had nothing to play for. Not to mention the venue was jam packed with Sydney supporters celebrating Buddy's farewell.

I left the ground thinking we were in the premiership hunt as much as Collingwood and Brisbane. 

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On 10/02/2024 at 08:51, Clintosaurus said:

The media love for Collingwood is sickening. I also feel we are all being softened up for a Pies Blues GF this year. #sportsentertainment

The Pies are great viewing...unusually so.

Carlton altogether just another team on the up who have guys who can actually mark the ball.

Can you explain how the AFL are organising the teams to play the Grand Final please?

Thankyou in advance 

 

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18 minutes ago, IRW said:

The Pies are great viewing...unusually so.

Carlton altogether just another team on the up who have guys who can actually mark the ball.

Can you explain how the AFL are organising the teams to play the Grand Final please?

Thankyou in advance 

 

Well they came close to it last year!

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6 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Well they came close to it last year!

Those two teams played well...the Blues when it mattered 

The Lions as well.

Melbourne had injuries and underperformed in various ways 

Which bit was the AFL?

I think you're confusing them with the commentariat...which is a little hard to do, although both are generally unappealing.

ps Maynard ,although he'd be a useful  addition to the Dee's, isn't good enough to  count in your argument 

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10 minutes ago, IRW said:

Those two teams played well...the Blues when it mattered 

The Lions as well.

Melbourne had injuries and underperformed in various ways 

Which bit was the AFL?

I think you're confusing them with the commentariat...which is a little hard to do, although both are generally unappealing.

ps Maynard ,although he'd be a useful  addition to the Dee's, isn't good enough to  count in your argument 

Vs Carlton, If Tracc’s (legit) goal had’ve been paid a goal we wouldn’t be discussing this right now.

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